Very Rare, Authentic, Hidatsa / Mandan Missouri War Axe Tomahawk c. 1830
Such axes are rare, as they were made in small numbers and only used by a small handful of tribes along the upper Missouri River basin. This example shows a blacksmith hand-forged iron exceptionally large size Axe Head. The huge head is decorated with deeply filed lines over the poll, plus molding sat the base of the blade. Punched dots form a cluster at the base of the blade and borders along its front and back, as well as around the piercings. The surface of the metal shows a nice patina. These piercing consist of a heart in the center and two sunbursts, one at the leading edge and one at the heel. The wooden haft is plain, It is pierced for a thong. The bison leather thong is present and in very good condition(But the thong is quite possibly a modern imitation). This is truly an excellent and early tomahawk that has been photographed and published in the book AMERICAN INDIAN TOMAHAWKS 1971 by HAROLD L PETERSON On page number 185, figure number 51. An almost identical Axe is in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History. Collected from the Osage. The axe measures 22.5 L overall with an axe head that is 9 L by 5.5 W of thin forged iron. The Axe is overall in very good condition consistence with the age. The item “Very Rare, Authentic, Hidatsa / Mandan Missouri War Axe Tomahawk c. 1830″ is in sale since Tuesday, October 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American”. The seller is “mamum62″ and is located in Waltham, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada.
- Material: Iron
- Original/Reproduction: Original